The idea of duty is different for different people, different countries, different cultures, and different religions. Hence the term ‘duty’ is impossible to clearly define. We have always been trained by society to consider certain acts as duty; some as good and others as bad. Duty and responsibility are totally different.
For example, it is our duty to help elderly people, to follow principles of truth, non-violence, non-stealing and such tenets. We are brought up with these concepts of morality, but have we experienced the beauty of implementing them?
When you actually take responsibility, Indra enters your hand; it becomes vajrāyudha. Yama enters your lungs; it means ‘not-stopping’. Lakṣhmi enters your heart; it means ‘continuously sharing’.
Then there are certain principles that get handed down depending on the religion we follow. For example, a starving person who finds a piece of meat has no problem eating it if he is a non-vegetarian. On the other hand, a vegetarian would feel it is his duty not to touch meat even if it means losing his life. These are all socially defined duties. Never judge the customs of other people by your standards. There is no common standard for the Universe. Continue reading →
I will continue to expand on the truths I was revealing about “desha” (“देश” ) and “nation”.
Understand, “desha”, the very concept of “desha” is from the truth of the Vedic Tradition:
|| अन्नम् बहु कुर्वीत ||
“Annam Bahu Kurveetha”.
Listen! अन्नम् बहु कुर्वीत (“Annam Bahu Kurveetha”); means, “Let us produce food in large quantities”.
Producing not just food, but everything in large quantity, and making it available to everyone as easily as possible is “desha”.
“Nation” means, even the natural things, making it as complicated as possible, and not letting the common-man have access to it, through this claiming your superiority.
Understand, there is a big difference. In original Vedic Civilization, the concept of “desha” is: “Produce as much as you can and exchange it”. It was not that in Vedic Civilization we did not have business. We had! But there was never a low value for shoes and high value for knowledge, understand? It is the modern civilization which is really caste-oriented. The moment you put low value for shoes and high value for food or knowledge, you have already made a difference between Brahmana and Shudra! There was never valuation between shoes and knowledge. The man who produces shoes, produces in large quantity, and makes it available to his community. The man who makes knowedge, makes it available for everyone. Don’t ever spread the lie that Shudras were not allowed, did not have access to education. No! No! Continue reading →
“Impossible” personality is what we call “Shudra” in Vedic tradition. In Vedic tradition, “Shudra” is not defined based on birth. The “impossible” personality, the person who is stuck with the “impossible” personality, means doubt on yourself, doubt on others, doubt on your ability to relate with others, when you are stuck with the “impossible” attitude, you are “Shudra”.
But you are stuck with self-doubt, but you don’t have any doubt towards your ability to relate with others, then you become “Kshatriya”.
Your doubt on others, whether others can do or not, only that is there, but otherwise you don’t have doubt about yourself, then you become “Vaishya”.
If you have completed with all the doubts, neither you have self-doubt “whether I can do it or not”, nor you have doubt on others “whether he can do it or not”, or you don’t have doubt towards your ability to convey, inspire the other person, all doubts are complete, you become “Brahmana”.
Understand, it is just your personality which makes you Brahmana or Kshatriya, Vaishya or Shudra. The community based on understanding and ability, not by birth, community based on understanding and ability, not by birth, that should be the lifestyle.